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  1. I did not have gas until after the night of day 9. I ate about a dozen uncooked french green beans. cut up in my salad for the first time. Is there a possibility that these cause gas or is it a cumulative effect from just eating lots of veggies in general?
  2. In reading the section on beans, it sounds like one of the main issues (excluding the phytoestrogen hormones on Soy) is that the high carbohydrate content causes gut-disrupting bacteria to grow and produce gas. My question is why is the high fiber and carbohydrate content of potatoes any different? Fruits and potatoes have a large degree of fiber and carbohydrates (potatoes more so on the starch front) but isn't the end-result the same? I would think if we are trying to reduce gut-disrupting bacteria, we'd need to remove potatoes and starchy fruit from the equation as well.
  3. We all know what they say about beans and their "magical" properties. Given that, how do you differentiate a true issue with beans/legumes from beans just being beans? Yesterday was my legume intro and my stomach wasn't awful, but it was quite gassy and I definitely felt VERY full for a while. I love beans and don't want to have to give them up!
  4. I didn't get a response in the thread I commented in so I'll start a new one. I'm discouraged and frustrated. I'm on day 21 and the bloating and gas are awful. My clothes were fitting looser for a while, but now they are actually tighter. No tiger blood of any kind -- just exhaustion. I need more sleep not less. I feel horrible in the mornings and exhausted all day and I'm struggling to keep up with anything. The amount of time and energy I'm spending on food is just not doable for such disappointing results. I'm 42, have 11 children (10 still at home including a nursing baby.) I stopped really working out or playing sports after baby #7, and we homeschool so it's just gotten busier from there. I drink a lot of water all day, but don't keep track of exactly how much. I get as much sleep as I can but I've not gotten a full night's sleep in decades with this brood I have always been able to do well with limited sleep -- until whole30 it seems. I'm sure I could be told to get more sleep, but that's not always an option. I need a diet that will sustain me in my life rather than requiring me to make unreasonable changes so I can sustain it, if that makes sense. I always ate relatively healthy before (whole grains, lots of fruits and veggies) but I rarely ate meat and I did eat too much sugar and baked goods (I make AWESOME chocolate chip cookies and bread, sigh) so I've been glad to reboot and get rid of the sugar. The painful and horrible smelling gas and bloating combined with the utter lack of energy are making me miserable. I would be willing to stick through that if there were other gains, but the complete lack of weight loss (and what feels like a bit of weight gain, UGH!) is beyond depressing and making me lose hope that this is the right diet for me... A few typical meals Meal 1: Fritata with TONS of veggies (peppers, onions, mushrooms, carrots, tomatoes, asparagus, etc) served with an avocado and sometimes some compliant sausage. Meal 2: Giant cobb or taco salad. Tons of spring mix with various veggies and mango or other fruit slices. with balsamic and olive oil. Meal 3: Roast beef with onions, carrots, rutabega mashed potatoes prepared with plenty of oil and spices (whole30 compliant) and a few drinks of coconut almond milk. Meal 1: Super veggie Fritata with leftover shrimp or salmon and a baked sweet potato slathered in cinnamon coconut oil. Meal 2: Twice fried plantains (deep fried in coconut oil) with pico de gallo, leftover steak, celery sticks with a bit of almond butter and a few raisins and coconut Meal 3: Grilled Salmon salad. Tons of veggies and spring mix with Salmon and oil/vinegar. I've also used celery with a bit of almond butter and coconut and maybe a hard boiled egg as a small snack when necessary. And I've drunk some coconut almond milk when I felt I needed it (nursing mom.) Any help would be appreciated. I'm 5'10" and weigh probably around 175-180 -- size 14 -- and not losing baby weight like I used to. I'd like to lose at least 20 pounds, preferably 30 and two or three pants sizes. I would gladly settle for 10 pounds or so and one pants size on this go round.
  5. Hello, sorry to bring up the grossest part of our W30's, but I've got to ask. I'm Day 19, my energy feels good, by body feels good, my skin is clear, all those things are happening! I think I've got Tiger Blood! However, not Tiger-Tummy. I'm on Day 19, and I still deal with low appetite, gas, bloating, and constipation. I deal with gas/bloating before W30, but am never really constipated. I have been eating beautiful W30 meals, sometimes lack an appetite just cause of the effort that has to go into them, but I really want to get to the bottom of my digestive issues. I have no idea! Any help or input? Thanks!
  6. Hi all, this is my 6th day of W30 and things have been going fine so far, apart from feeling very full at every meal because I'm not used to eating so much. I do have two questions but will split it up in two threads for clarity! I used to be very bloated from eating, but things seemed to have calmed down after introducing probiotics and having just completing a round of IQS recently. (In between the IQS and whole30, I did have a week Long holiday where I ate local desserts etc though). Today shortly after lunch, I've suddenly got an intense bout of bloating. My lunch consisted of -1 thick round of Chinese cabbage -1 small sweet potato -half a head of broccoli -1 small red onion -1 jalapeño -1 scotch bonnet -1/2 can of tuna -spoon of avocado Shortly after I've had intense bloating that has not happened since months back when I had a smoothie bowl (and since stopped eating so much fruit). It's been 5 hours since and I'm still suffering from the bloating ): addtional info is that it's also my second day of my period-- I'm usually more prone to cramping but this feels different from what I'd get. I trawled the forums and also read up intensively on Low FODMAPs during this time and realised that almost all of my vegetables are on the caution and no no list the thing is, I've been eating those vegetables the past week with no problems with bloating at all. Is it the unfortunate combination of so many of them coming together that's causing it? I'm reluctant to do FODMAPs right away as I just stocked up the pantry with lots of veggies that will not be allowed. I'm also not sure if it is advisable to do both FODMAPS and W30 at the same time. Would really appreciate any advice and suggestions! By the way, I'd also appreciate comments on this meal in terms of portion sizes, I feel like I'm overeating at every meal >< Thank you so much!
  7. Hi All, I'm on day 8 of my Whole30, my husband and I are doing it together. We've been having some issues of late and I am looking for some help... we are gassy all the time, and I mean ALL the time. Neither of us have had what you would call "normal" bowel movements in the past 2 days either. Nothing we are cooking sounds good. I tried making my own ranch dressing for salads- hated it. I've not been able to swallow sweet potatoes without gagging. Literally just give up halfway through a meal because I can't get it down. I'm really really tired. We've been sleeping well, probably getting about 8 hours a night and falling asleep and waking up easily. But during the day we are SO tired. I find my mind wondering and I can't focus. (I was sugar conscious before Whole30 and don't find myself craving sweets too much other than the occasional piece of fruit or larabar if I am hungry) I'm achy, the tension in my shoulders and neck have been off the charts since starting the whole30 I've been keeping a food journal about what I eat (not how much) and a typical day is as follows: Breakfast 2 hardboiled eggs 1/2 chicken sausage or 2 scrambled eggs salsa avacado with tea or coffee+coconut milk Lunch (dinner leftovers) chicken roasted broccoli roasted sweet potatoes bananna Dinner lean burger + bacon avacado roasted brussle sprouts roasted potatoes Snacks only happen once in awhile and usually consist of apple and almonds hard boiled egg and raspberries larabar Any ideas what could be wrong? Are we doing something wrong? Any advice would be much appreciated!
  8. Hey all, I’m on day 21 of Whole 30 and struggling with a few issues. Background: I’ve had horrible constipation issues since my 20 month old was 1 month old. My midwives had me taking 4-5 calcium/magnesium supplements per day that were giving me very soft/loose stools all through pregnancy. I stopped them when my daughter was 1 month old because I feared calcium supplementation would throw off other vitamins/minerals in my body. (Lots of info online about it, but I don’t have specific links.) When I stopped taking them, I started experiencing horrible constipation. I just had zero urge to go whatsoever. When I would finally go, the stools were huge and hard. They tore me open and brought me to tears. 3 months later I cut out dairy with no change. About 7 months after that I went paleo with very minimal improvement. In December I completely let loose and was eating anything and everything with no significant reaction to anything. I’ve been Paleo for about 9 months now (aside from the December mayhem) and this is my first whole30. I wasn’t getting any relief about 2 weeks in, so I started taking alcohol free Swedish bitters, adding sauerkraut to my diet (about 1/4c throughout the day) and a probiotic supplement at night. I drink kombucha but I worry about the sugar dragon so only once in a while right now. I also take magnesium malate during the day and magnesium glycinate at night along with triphala powder. I’m still not going regularly but when I do go, the stools are difficult to pass and “sandy,” like lots of small particles floating around that do not look like undigested food. I also have unbearably foul gas in the afternoon but mostly in the evening. It seriously could clear a neighborhood. I wasn’t having this gas before whole30. Im also ridiculously exhausted. I stay home with my child and do childcare and there are times when all I can do is lay on the couch. Walking up the stairs is impossible. Not always though, sometimes I get bursts of energy that I can’t explain or connect to any certain food or meal. I am 5’5 and 117 lbs. I have pretty small hands (1”x3”x4”) and I do my best to follow the meal template but I’m wondering if I need to add or subtract something. I’m also still nursing my 20 month old about 3-4 times per day and all through the night. I do maybe 20 minutes of cardio exercise 4 days a week and although I said above sometimes I can’t get off the couch, I am far from sedentary due to having to look after the children. I’ve lowered my fodmap intake but not completely eliminated. Here is a typical day: breakfast (7am): 3 eggs, 3/4c hash browns, 1c kale all cooked in ghee lunch (11am): 1 can of salmon mixed with mayo and herbs, mixed greens (~4c), fried plantain lunch (2pm): 1 chicken breast, 1c potatoes, 1c kale (potatoes and kale cooked in ghee or coconut oil) Dinner (6pm): 2 slices of meatloaf, 1.5c chard, 1.5c roasted beets (again all cooked in ghee or coconut oil) i go to bed at 10 and wake up at 6:30 or 7 every day (though sleep is interrupted due to nursing) I use at least 2T of cooking oil at every meal but I don’t add any additional fat. My meals often seem pretty heavy and oily. I usually have a healthy appetite before each meal, but I’m not starving between or anything. I’ve read about enzymes and hcl but hesitant to use them because I know your body can stop making them and that concerns me. If anyone has any other insight I would be so appreciative!!